Friday, November 23, 2012
I came to Maccio Physical Therapy in constant pain. I had been experiencing severe back pain for about a month. The first two weeks I had attempted to self-treat with back exercises that my husband uses and ibuprofen. I then consulted with my family physician who prescribed muscle relaxants at night so I could sleep and more back exercises. It wasn’t working so I requested a referral for physical therapy. The first appointment actually resulted in the pain being “turned off” for the first time in a month! I did have a small setback for a while in that the pain changed from my back to my hip. I was reassured that this was not unusual. I was given exercises to alleviate that also. After 2 months I am pain-free. Thank you Joe Jr. and Deb. - Deb K. 10/17/12
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I was involved in a roll-over auto accident on 2-14-12. Although I was able to walk away with no visible injuries, I had severe back pain as a result. After two months of pain relievers, I was not feeling any better so I was referred to an orthopedic specialist. X-rays were taken and another referral to a chiropractor was given to me. A few months of that realigned my hips but there was still pain in the lower back and between the shoulder blades. After another trip to the orthopedic doctor, I was referred to physical therapy. Having been to Maccio PT two years ago for another issue, I made an appointment with Joe Jr. Within the first week, the lower back pain eased. Deb took over my therapy and helped me get the pain level down below a 1. With continued exercise and use of the tools I was given by Joe Jr and Deb, I hope to keep the progress going. Gregory L.